Caroline flying fox

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Caroline flying fox
Pteropus molossinus illustration.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. molossinus
Binomial name
Pteropus molossinus
Temminck, 1853
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Caroline flying fox range
Synonyms

Pteropus breviceps

The Caroline flying fox or Pohnpei flying fox (Pteropus molossinus) is a species of megabat in the genus Pteropus, endemic to Micronesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. Prior to a ban on commercial exploitation, it was hunted for export substantially impacted the abundance. It is threatened by habitat loss due to expanding plantations.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buden, D.; Wiles, G.; Helgen, K.; Hamilton, S. & Allison, A. (2008). "Pteropus molossinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T18741A8528186. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T18741A8528186.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.